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What does Metra’s permanent “bikes on all trains” policy, starting Thursday, mean for you?

The commuter railroad will also add more space for bicycle parking by installing bike racks on 50 train cars, for starters.

January 31, 2024

Metra: We want to accommodate bicycles on 100 percent of trains

Metra revealed some of its plans to accommodate more bikes on more trains in a first-of-its-kind presentation and Q&A on Monday night.

November 9, 2023

A day trip using Metra to explore Chicago’s suburban trails, forest preserves, and breweries

Metra's "Rails, Trails, and Ales" promotion was the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the southwest suburbs along the Des Plaines River.

October 26, 2023

Earth Rider Cycling closing in October after five years on Milwaukee Avenue

The closure of yet another local Chicago bike shop reflects a shifting and challenging market for small business owners.

September 28, 2023

CDOT: Leavitt greenway will be an important new low-stress street connection

On Monday evening, CDOT staff and reps from the 32nd, 40th, and 47th ward offices presented details for the planned Leavitt Street Neighborhood Greenway project.

July 12, 2023